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Dissemination of thermodynamic temperature above the freezing point of silver.

Sadli, M*; Machin, G; Anhalt, K*; Bourson, F*; Briaudeau, S*; del Campo, D*; Diril, A*; Kozlova, O*; Lowe, D H; Amor, J M M*; Martin, M J*; McEvoy, H C; Ojanen-Saloranta, M*; Pehlivan, O*; Rougie, B*; Salim, S G R* (2016) Dissemination of thermodynamic temperature above the freezing point of silver. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A, Math. Phys. Eng. Sci., 374 (2064). 20150043

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The mise-en-pratique for the definition of the kelvin at high temperatures will formally allow dissemination of thermodynamic temperature either directly or mediated through high-temperature fixed points (HTFPs). In this paper, these two distinct dissemination methods are evaluated, namely source-based and detector-based. This was achieved by performing two distinct dissemination trials: one based on HTFPs, the other based on absolutely calibrated radiation thermometers or filter radiometers. These trials involved six national metrology institutes in Europe in the frame of the European Metrology Research Programme joint project `Implementing the new kelvin' (InK). The results have shown that both dissemination routes are possible, with similar standard uncertainties of 1-2 K, over the range 1273-2773 K, showing that, depending on the facilities available in the laboratory, it will soon be possible to disseminate thermodynamic temperatures above 1273K to users by either of the two methods with uncertainties comparable to the current temperature scale.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: high-temperature fixed points, thermodynamic temperature, filter radiometer, radiation thermometer
Subjects: Engineering Measurements
Engineering Measurements > Thermal
Identification number/DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2015.0043
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:13
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/7048

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